Mal Rees 'Ramales' (Hurlow) - 1967
by Simon Penfold
|1967 Mal Rees 'Ramales' (built by Bill Hurlow); frame
no:161067 - 24" Seat tube, 10½" bottom bracket height, 41"
|Campagnolo Record large-flange hubs 36/36 with 27"
Mavic HP rims
||Campagnolo Record double, 151 BCD
||Campagnolo Record with Campagnolo toe-clips
||Campagnolo Record front and rear derailleurs, bar-end
||Universal 68 brakeset
||Cinelli steel stem and GB Binda bars
||Brooks Professional on Campagnolo seatpost
||The frame, in common (I'm told), with many sixties
frames has no braze-ons whatsoever, which is a good excuse to use lots
of lovely Campa guides. The stays are extremely chunky. It does ride
better than anything else I have, arrow straight, very stable and feels
quick but not twitchy. That may be down to the rim and tyre combination
(my latest pet theory is that the feel of a bike is determined more by
the wheels than anything else).
Detail images of Bill Hurlow's
Seat cluster and bottom-bracket
Campagnolo drive chain